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Fabrizi Versus Finch–Can Fabs Raise The Money For A Comeback?

March 24th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

John Fabrizi and Bill Finch  are quintessential city politicians in the right place at the right time. Fabs, the City Council president, replaced Joe Ganim as mayor when Joe resigned in April of 2003 following his conviction on federal corruption charges. Finch, the state senator, succeeded Fabs as mayor when Democratic party operatives feared Fabs […]

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Harding Hi Or Bye? School Board Jeopardizes Funds For New High School

February 21st, 2014 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The city school board may have pushed the pause button, but the School Building Committee, made up of city council members, city and school officials and a couple of school board members, gave a unanimous thumbs up on Thursday to site plans for a new Harding High School to […]

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Finch: Don’t Let Obstructionists Derail High School Project

February 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Education

In a commentary that also appears in the CT Post, Mayor Bill Finch urges the Board of Education to approve Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric as the new site of construction to replace Harding High School “instead of allowing a handful of obstructionists to play politics with the future and well-being of our […]

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Borres: Don’t Let Political Vendettas Derail High School Proposal

February 13th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Education, News and Events

Cisco Borres, the Republican deputy Registrar of Voters, addressed the school board committee Tuesday night about the proposal to replace Harding High School. He is also a parent who lives in the Harding school district. My name is Cisco Borres. I’m a state Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commissioner, the Vice-Chair of the Bridgeport Republican […]

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Lopez, Pereira Shoot Jump Shots For Bagley, Jeopardize New High School To Replace Harding

February 13th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

The Working Families Party alliance that controls the Board of Education is doing all it can to torpedo a new city high school slated for construction on GE property on Boston Avenue. They say the site of a former munitions factory is too dirty, irrespective of the fact site must be cleaned to residential standards […]

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Is John Bagley A School Board Puppet For The Working Families Party?

February 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre, who publishes the Education Bridgeport website, shares her take and video from Tuesday night’s meeting about a much-needed new high school that the Working Families Party-controlled school board turned into a political snowball fight. Will the power-hungry WFP demagogues prevail? Last night’s Board of Education Facilities Committee Meeting was “open to the public.” […]

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What’s The Problem As Long As New High School Site Is Cleaned To Residential Standards

January 31st, 2014 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

As elected school board members express concerns about remediation efforts on the land off Boston Avenue proposed to replace Harding High School the city faces deadlines about funding sources, cost factors and restrictions on a new location. Local and state officials say construction cannot begin on the site of the former Remington Arms munitions plant […]

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